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Getting Building Fund

We have been awarded £15.5m in Getting Building Funding. The Getting Building Fund is a £900 million government fund to deliver jobs, skills and infrastructure across the country.

The fund is supporting the delivery of shovel-ready infrastructure projects, agreed with mayors and Local Enterprise Partnerships to boost economic growth, and fuel local recovery and jobs. Funding for Cheshire and Warrington LEP has been approved for the following projects:


Chester Drainage Tunnel

Through the Getting Building Fund Cheshire and Warrington LEP provided £5.225m towards the new Chester drainage tunnel, which has now completed.

The tunnel forms a critical part of delivering Phase 1 of the Northgate scheme in the centre of Chester and will also enable other regeneration schemes to be developed.

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Warrington Bus Depot

Through the Getting Building Fund, Cheshire and Warrington LEP provided £5.225m towards the depot.

The depot is due for completion by the end of 2022 and the new bus depot, on Dallam Lane, will have the capability to support an all-electric fleet of buses, forming an important part of Warrington’s plans to bring major investment into the town’s bus service.

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Alderley Park Validation Centre of Excellence

Through the Getting Building Fund, Cheshire and Warrington LEP provided £5.05m towards the centre.

The centre will capitalise on the success of the Lighthouse Lab in order to create a new Validation Centre of Excellence for innovative diagnostics, biomarkers and complex medicines and develop the UK’s onshore diagnostic capability and capacity and the associated supply chain. It will also facilitate additional investment in Alderley Park including the delivery of a £20m development of 90,000 sq ft of new commercial lab space and new on-site infrastructure.

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